Lung Association's 7-Week Freedom From Smoking Cessation Program to be Offered in Brooklyn

Classes Begin October 6

NEW YORK, NY (09/27/2011)(readMedia)-- The American Lung Association in New York announced that its seven-week Freedom From Smoking ® tobacco cessation program for members of the public who'd like to quit smoking will start Thursday, October 6 at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. The first session will be held from 6-8 p.m. A trained facilitator will run the group cessation program that has proven to be successful in helping many people quit smoking.

The cost for the 7-week program is $75 per person and includes all course materials.

The Freedom From Smoking ® program was researched and developed by the American Lung Association. It is a seven-week, eight session adult smoking cessation program that uses positive behavior change in a support group based setting.

More than 25,000 New Yorkers die as a result of their own smoking each year, and many more suffer from smoking-caused illnesses including lung disease. Offering the Freedom From Smoking® cessation program to the community is just one of many ways the Lung Association strives to reduce the burden of tobacco on New Yorkers.

For more information about the Freedom From Smoking® program or to register contact Amber Monson, RN at New York Methodist Hospital Pulmonary Division at (718)780-5614.

Those interested in quitting smoking but unable to attend this particular session may wish to enroll in the Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® Online program. For more information about our online program, visit

Those with general questions about quitting smoking or lung health should contact the American Lung Association's Lung HelpLine at 1-800-548-8252. Callers can also be connected with the Lung HelpLine or reach their local Lung Association office by calling 1-800-LUNG-USA.

Now in its second century, the American Lung Association in New York is the leading statewide organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the Lung Association, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity Seal Holder, or to support our work, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit